Sooner or later…

My niece, my brother-in-law’s daughter, the one working in Singapore, flew home last weekend to celebrate her mum’s 65th birthday…

Cake by Marcus

…a bit earlier as she would not be able to make it this coming weekend which would be a day after the actual date of her birthday. No, we do not prescribe by that Chinese superstition whereby birthdays should be celebrated sooner/earlier and not later. We will just have it at any time convenient, no worries!

They asked us to join them here…

Fat Mum Coffee Shop

…and yes, they still have all the quaint decor at the shop. I was intrigued by this tapestry of a tree with a bird’s nest on a branch and some eggs in it. I thought that was nice…

Fat Mum tapestry

The hot and sour Szechuan soup…

Fat Mum hot & sour Szechuan soup

…was neither hot nor sour but I thought it was rather nice and had more than two servings of that.

I did not like the freshwater prawns…

Fat Mum prawns

…before and I did not think it was that great that night as well. Somehow, it was not succulent and sweet and was somewhat bland.

I wouldn’t say the midin (wild jungle fern)…

Fat Mum midin

…was great either – we can find a lot others in town that are much more to my liking. I think it was the quality of the belacan (dried prawn paste) used.

The cangkuk manis fried with egg…

Fat Mum cangkuk manis with egg

…was very good though and so was the sweet and sour fish fillet…

Fat Mum sweet and sour fish fillet

…and we all enjoyed their claypot pork belly with salted fish and dried chili…

Fat Mum claypot pork belly with salted fish & dried chili

All in all, it was a lovely dinner, RM100 for the food for 6 people…and more than anything else, it was always nice to get together and enjoy the company and catch up with things going on in one another’s lives.

FAT MUM COFFEE SHOPΒ (2.283558, 111.833350) is located along Jalan Lanang, back to back with the Kingwood Hotel multi-storey car park in the same block of shops as Payung Cafe, to the right at the other end of that block.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

10 thoughts on “Sooner or later…”

  1. that’s a cute name for the coffee shop – tongue in cheek and humorous πŸ˜€

    I remember a long time ago, before I retired, I took a plus-sized friend here for dinner and she asked, “Now, are you trying to insult me?” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ She did like the food though and she went back there a few times herself. That hotel at the back was a regular course and meeting venue for us.

  2. The last dish attracted me the most. I love pork belly with salted fish and chilli. They are great with plain rice.

    Yes, especially if it is very strong on the long kiam hu! Best!

  3. What a pretty cake. It must take some skill to form those flowers.

    Very old school. The guy used to do it himself but I hear he has an Indonesian helper now and she has acquired some of his skills.

  4. I wonder what makes them named the shop “Fat Mum”….we have one kopitiam over here named Fat Cat though. Food looks pretty good especially the last four dishes. Prices are reasonable too.

    Food here is ok, just have to tell them to use less msg like what we did that night so it was ok. We did not tell them on our previous visit and I was so put off by the msg overdose. I know Fat Cat – quite popular for their Kuching laksa.

  5. Sounds like an awesome meal!

    It was ok, not my favourite place to go for dinner here but obviously, many do not agree with me – always so crowded.

  6. Happy Birthday to your niece mum…

    Sorry for not visiting your blog regularly as have been busy recently…

    Thank you. Yes, I did notice that you have not been active for sometime – I hope everything’s good at your end.

  7. thanks for the location! now i know where to eat when i drop by Sibu, so susah to find good non halal food in Sibu when you dont have cars. 😦

    You gotta be kidding. If you are staying at a hotel at the town centre, there is one just a few minutes walk away, right behind or directly across the road even. Perhaps you did not know where to go. I would say that is true of Kuching though – you will need a car to get to enjoy the best in town, anything, halal or non-halal.

  8. The name is cute… Fat Mum.. and the price is of course very reasonable with those dishes ordered.

    Yes, I do think it is quite cheap – I guess that explains the crowd here. I wouldn’t mind paying more for great food though, value for money.

  9. Hee..hee…I like the name! So there were hits and misses in the dishes but overall a lovely dinner and family gathering.

    Yes, and that’s what is most important. Nothing beats great company and a little bit of cheer.

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